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Greater Showy Stickseed
Hackelia bella
About Greater Showy Stickseed (Hackelia bella) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hackelia bella is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name greater showy stickseed. It is native to the coastal mountain ranges of northern California and southern Oregon. This sprawling perennial herb grows hairy stems to about half a meter in height. The base of the plant is surrounded by many long, thin oval-shaped leaves up to about 26 centimeters long each. Leaves farther up the stem are similar but shorter and the tops of the stems have few leaves. The small flowers have five lobes with a small petallike appendage at the base of each lobe. The flowers are usually white. The fruit is a nutlet 5 or 6 millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.6 - 2.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Streambanks, open places

Annual Precipitation: 39.5" - 123.8", Summer Precipitation: 1.23" - 3.73", Coldest Month: 30.2" - 42.9", Hottest Month: 51.1" - 64.8", Humidity: 1.78" - 16.62", Elevation: 3150" - 7478"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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